— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.“
— Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher 1623 - 1662
„The hotel wasn't that empty, however. Soon an old man walked unsteadily out of the nearby lounge and plopped himself into a big easy chair beside the piano. There, he slowly sipped his wine and watched me play. I felt distracted and uneasy, trapped on the bench where at any moment he might request one of his favourite tunes, one I most likely did not know how to play. […] He said me: Who will play your music if you don't do it yourself?“
— Michael Jones
Michael Jones (1995) Creating an Imaginative Life. Excerpts http://www.pianoscapes.com/pdfs/WhoWillPlayYourMusic.pdf at pianoscapes.com
„Translation: "If wine is fine, everything is fine, and if it's bad, never mind, as long as it is wine."“
— Julián Hernández 1960
"Si el vino está bien, todo está bien, y si está mal, da lo mismo, con tal de que sea vino..." Note: taken by Rock de Lux magazine.
„The days of wine and roses laugh and run away like a child at play
Through the meadow land toward a closing door
A door marked "nevermore" that wasn't there before“
— Johnny Mercer American lyricist, songwriter, singer and music professional 1909 - 1976
Song The Days of Wine and Roses
„A French Author has found out that the French music is for the heart; Italian music, for the ear only: but I do not know how it is to get at the one but by means of the other, and I fancy that which does not please the ear, will never find its way to the heart. I think it is Confucius who says, that the state of music is a proof of the good or bad customs of a country. The French nation would lose by such a judgment and the Italian gain more than it deserves.“
— Peter Beckford Governor of Jamaica 1643 - 1710
„And what do I want people to get from the music? Whatever they want. Whatever you like. Somebody asked me what I wanted to do. I just said I wanted to…just to give back to it what it’s given me. And to meet all the other people that are doing it…just to be in the world, really.“
— Jeff Buckley American singer, guitarist and songwriter 1966 - 1997
From Grace EPK (Electronic Press Kit)
„Life without playing music is inconceivable for me. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music, I get most joy in life out of music.“
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
„Don't know much about history,
Don't know much Biology.
Don't know much about a science book,
Don't know much about the French I took.
But I do know that I love you,
And I know that if you love me, too,
What a wonderful world this would be.“
— Sam Cooke American singer-songwriter and entrepreneur 1931 - 1964
Song lyrics, Wonderful World
„Me like hot weather, veree hot. I no run fast cold weather. No get warm in cold. No get warm, no play gut. You see.“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
Baseball-related, <big><big>1950s</big></big>, <big>1955</big>, Context: "I no play so gut yet," the Puerto Rican star tried to explain yesterday. "Me like hot weather, veree hot. I no run fast cold weather. No get warm in cold. No get warm, no play gut. You see." Clemente likes Forbes Field and Connie Mack Stadium the best of all the parks he's played in but has a strong dislike for Ebbets Field and the Polo Grounds because of the crazy bounces the balls take as they ricochet off the walls. As quoted and paraphrased in "The Scoreboard" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=bkEqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=000EAAAAIBAJ&pg=4731,2918286 by Les Biederman, in The Pittsburgh Press (Friday, June 10, 1955), p. 30
„This sad reality, To know it couldn't be,
That's Portugal and love in April!
The music and the wine convinced me you were mine,
But it was just the spring fooling me.“
— Jimmy Kennedy Irish songwriter 1902 - 1984
Song lyrics, Song April in Portugal
„I mean, there's always somebody in somebody's administration who jumps out early, sells a book, and goes after the guy who hired him, … I don't know if that's good. It may be good business; it's not good politics.“
— Bob Dole American politician 1923
Cabinet members defend Bush from O'Neill http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/01/11/oneill.bush/, CNN (January 12, 2004).
„Quite often somebody will say, 'What year do your books take place?' and the only answer I can give is, in childhood.“
— Beverly Cleary American writer of children's books 1916
„I was a French Quarter rat from the moment I could get on a bus by myself and go to the French Quarter. I played music most of my early life and it just seemed that to entertain people was a really good thing to do.“
— John Larroquette born 1947; American film, television and stage actor 1947
Responding to the question, "When did you know that the acting thing was for you?" during an interview with Tavis Smiley, http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/archive/200804/20080411_larroquette.html Tavis Smiley Tonight (2008-10-18).